CCPS Project Subcommittees

Each year the CCPS Technical Steering Committee develops a list of projects, and a Project Subcommittee is established for each approved CCPS project or group of associated projects. Members of the Technical Steering Committee suggest individuals with the appropriate experience and expertise for particular projects.

Active CCPS Projects are listed below. CCPS Project Subcommittees consist of at least eight professionals from sponsor manufacturers or users of chemicals, with no more than one representative from each company. Click here to view Roles & Responsibilities of CCPS teams.

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Project 253: Effective Process Safety Communications

Based on information presented at the 8th Global Congress by T.J. Larkin, most process safety communication is too complex for rapid and complete understanding. The Beacon was called out in this presentation as a good example of how to provide effective communication. This project would identify ways of improving process safety communication, from operating procedures to warning signs, so that key, life-saving information is transmitted and received in an effective manner. Please use 253 below as an example.

Project 254: Process Safety Boot Camp - 2nd Generation

Expand present Process Safety Boot Camp Course to a series of associated courses that address different audiences. Depending on the audience needs, the courses would range from Awareness, to Executive overview for Decision Making to Engineering Design, Operation and Maintenance, to introductions for Students and Professors. Team Composition: Select a core team of current Boot Camp Instructors and Industry Representatives that have gone through the Boot Camp or are associated with other Training / Education activities. Having one or two representatives from the Training Departments of CCPS...

project 255: Evergreen LOPA/IPL Database

Provide up-to-date, reviewed / approved datasheets of IEs and Independent Protection Layers (IPLs) and perhaps Conditional Modifiers for use in basic Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA), and perhaps beyond basic LOPA. The site could contain downloadable tools, such a blank IPL forms, IPL & IE checklists, etc. The datasheets will be like those in the upcoming Guidelines for IEs and IPLs (2011), but will be kept evergreen. This will be an evergreen appendix to the LOPA books. Access will be online via by password, which expires each year. It is anticipated that will be an ongoing project,...

Project 257: Translation of CCPS Books/Tools into Chinese

Proposal: Process safety is emerging as a focus and competency in the Asia Pacific Region. Industrial growth in this area has increased the need and desire to share information and lessons learned from companies and industries that have been involved from catastrophic incidents. Translation of CCPS Books into Mandarin will increase access to valuable information. Benefits: expand CCPS’ global presence and share process safety information.

Project 258: Training Course for Conduct of Operations and Operational Discipline

Proposal: Prepare a training program for the book Conduct of Operation and Operational Discipline. Benefits: support CCPS mission to foster knowledge, understanding and implementation of process safety by executives, management, technicians, engineers, students, government officials and the public. Approach: The course could be developed by CCPS Staff or an outside contractor. Course material would include power point slides with speaker notes, workshop problems and solutions, final exams and answer sheets. The course would be designed to be taught by CCPS or licensed with appropriate...

Project 259: CCPS's Seven Minute Seminars

Create a large database of short “seven minute seminars” that quickly inform a plant manager, engineer or operator about a specific piece of equipment. Much like the “Take Two… for Safety”, people are often willing to give up a guaranteed short amount of time for a cause. The videos will be broken down into two sections; The Mechanics, and The Science. The sections will talk about the mechanical parts and make up, and physical laws that apply and the relative chemical reactions that are happening within each part. These videos are meant to inform rather than transform, meaning, they are to be...

Project 267: Process Safety Leadership Challenge

Create a short, well-designed book or pamphlet for corporate leaders giving them concrete actions they can perform daily for at least 30 working days to demonstrate process safety leadership. The book may have separate sections for plant/operations based leaders, executive leaders, and engineering leaders, as determined by the subcommittee. Each activity will be accompanied by illustrations to help explain/reinforce the leadership concept being described.

Project 268: Guidelines for Assessing and Managing the Risk of Aging Equipment

Chemical process and petrochemical facilities utilize a range of equipment and infrastructure to operate optimally and generate value for enterprises. The aging of process equipment and infrastructure introduce opportunities for loss of containment and resulting accidental releases. A number of factors are considered when managing aging equipment and infrastructure to assess and manage the associated risks. This book / tool would be designed to help those responsible for maintaining and evaluating equipment (maintenance, equipment and asset integrity) to understand and assess the added risks...